REVIEW: Yakuza: Dead Souls (PlayStation 3)

deadsouls-yakuzaA few friends have been telling me for almost a year now to try out Yakuza: Dead Souls, saying it’s something I’d really enjoy. I tend to twist my face at games I’ve never heard much about or when I’ve never played any of the other games in the series but I’m glad I picked this game up. It only cost me a fiver in HMV anyway, so it’s already off to a good start.

The story wasn’t particularly hard to follow, I was just unsure whether or not I was jumping backwards in the time line at points or not as it felt like I was meeting characters later on in the game in situations that I had played as them previously. Nothing too major, but it threw me off a little bit.

All I really knew about the Yakuza games is that the team developing them have some kind of connection with the Shenmue team for the Sega Dreamcast. It does have a Shenmue-like feel to some of the gameplay but maybe it’s down to it also being set in Japan.

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REVIEW – Zombie Revenge (Dreamcast)

I haven’t posted a review here in AGESSSS and just got an urge to write something.
I haven’t played this game all that much but I was pretty impressed with it and thought I could share my first impressions with the game.

Zombie Revenge is a spin-off from the ‘The House of the Dead’ series but it’s gameplay is totally different. When playing it for the first time, I was trying to compare it to other games but the closest thing I could think of was Fighting Force with Zombies.
It’s an arcade-style beat-em-up which works really well. It’s a little like Resident Evil in some ways too; same kind of slightly-top-down camera angle, similar controls and similar character movement.

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